Edinburgh Bridewell
or House of Correction

 

Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

View from Calton Hill, looking towards Salisbury Crags and the Bridewell

 Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  Calton Jail

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    Engravng from Modern Athens  -  Calton Jail in Regent Road

 

Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Tombleson

 

 

The Bridewell

Here is a view looking down from Calton Hill towards the Bridewell, or house of correction.  Building of the Bridewell began in 1791.  It was completed in 1796. 

In the background are Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craigs in the background.

Here is another view of the Bridewell that appeared in Modern Athens:

Engravin g in 'Modern Athens'  -  The east end of the Bridewell and the Jail Convenor's House

Please click here to read comments on the Bridewell, taken from the book Modern Athens in which these engravings appeared.

 

 

Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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